Faculty Publications

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title Title

Iowa Council of Teachers of Mathematics Journal

Volume

37

First Page

36

Last Page

48

Abstract

Understanding a symbolic procedure means far more than “getting the right answer.” A mathematical symbolic procedure or written skill involves step-bystep thinking that leads from a computational problem to a solution. Memorizing this step-by-step procedure may enable a student to answer the problem, even answer it correctly. Yes, that is important, but understanding means much more.

Department

Department of Mathematics

Comments

First published in Iowa Council of Teachers of Mathematics Journal, v. 37 (2010), pp. 36-48, published by Iowa Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Original Publication Date

2010

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, University of Northern Iowa, Rod Library

Date Digital

2010

Copyright

© 2010 Iowa Council of Teachers of Mathematics. The copyright holder has granted permission for posting.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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